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December 2015 - Posts

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE, LAKEVIEW
LOOP There's going to be a brand new New Year's party on TV this year. Guess what, Chicago, it's us, plus Chicago, the band! That's why parts of Upper and Western Wacker Dr. and Stetson St have been closed since Wednesday, 12/30/15. Wacker Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS RING IN 2016 WITH AN EXTENDED WEEKEND!
As 2015 comes to a close it will bring us an extended weekend as Chicagoans ring in 2016! It doesn’t get any better than this!! Needless to say, you’d be hard-pressed not to find a year-end celebration that suits your tastes. Here are but Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR
I t’s that time of year again. The time to plan out the coming year. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of people set goals for their business and personal life. We can all do a little bit of assessing our weaknesses and thinking about what Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - NEW TECH FOR THE BLIND
There are times when interesting and breakthrough technology comes along. This particular tech is the first breakthrough in 15 years. Allow me to introduce you to Dot Incorporation . They are headed by Eric Ju Yook Kim who was inspired by a fellow student Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, OAK PARK
LINCOLN PARK Lincoln Park Zoo and ZooLights may be closed for the holiday today and tomorrow, but make sure to catch them between 12/26/15 through 1/3/16 if you haven't already, and be sure to visit the two new additions that arrived to the Zoo this Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A POST-HOLIDAY SEASON THAT DOESN’T STOP!
If you haven’t had a chance to experience the Holiday festivities that have been taking place since after Thanksgiving (because you were one of the unlucky ones, like me, who had to prepare for the Holidays), Chicago has a Post-Holiday Season that Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - STRESS FREE HOLIDAY DINNER
If you are cooking for Christmas eve or Christmas Day, there is no need to make it stressful. With all the gift shopping and parties, it can sometimes be overwhelming. Make your life easier by trying these suggestions. Have it catered. No, it does not Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - TAKE A GREAT PHOTO THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
In my family we celebrate Christmas and of course tons of photos get taken. If you celebrate this holiday and come from a large family, it's a challenge for everyone to get together so pictures are a great way to share the day when apart. Now I'm Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LAST SHOT AT PRE-CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES!
It’s hard to believe but this is it – your last shot at pre-Christmas festivities! Ready or not, Christmas will be here on Thursday but before then you still have a chance to “get in the spirit of the Holidays!” Returning for a Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - RAVENSWOOD, LOOP, LAKEVIEW, EVANSTON, NORWOOD PARK
RAVENSWOOD 14 local businesses along Damen Ave., between Wilson Ave. and Argyle St., will be open late tonight, Thursday 12/17, from 6:00pm until 10:00pm for Damen at Night - Late Night Shopping . Exclusive discounts will be available such as 20% off Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SPRUCE UP THE HOUSE BEFORE HOLIDAY DECORATING
Well we got through Thanksgiving. Now it’s time to decorate for the Holidays. Of course you cleaned before Thanksgiving but after having guests over we need to make sure our decorations don’t “shine” a light on some dirty areas. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - HEALTHY GIFT CHOICES
I think it's just a natural thing that most of us go through at this time of year. Unless you're like any of the healthy eaters in your life, you may indulge in all the goodies that the holidays offer us. First, there's the cookie baking parties, Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS – CHICAGO-STYLE!
There’s no better way to celebrate the spirit of Christmas than a “Chicago-Style” way even if there’s no snow!! Take a well-deserved break from your shopping frenzy and participate in The Ugly Sweater Run at Soldier Field (1410 Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - WEST LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, NAPERVILLE, OLD TOWN
WEST LOOP Here's another great opportunity to support your neighborhood by shopping locally. The West Loop Community Organization is holding their annual Shop Local Campaign this weekend. To generate incentive, more than forty West Loop businesses Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - PREPARE FOR WINTER INDOORS AND OUT
If you live around Chicago take advantage of the predicted milder weather this week to prepare outside and inside for the coming winter. Drain all hoses and store them in the basement. Turn off the water supply to outside if you are lucky enough to have Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - ARE YOU READY FOR 5G?
Most people have a smart phone or at lease a mobile phone here in the United States. We have become dependent upon the speeds and bandwidth available to our devices, more and more requiring stronger cell phone carriers. So you first understand, the "G" Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO’S HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH!
Chicago’s Holiday Spirit is at an all-time high this weekend, and with this line-up, how can you not get into the Holiday Spirit yourself? Returning for its 15 th year, the PNC Bank’s Winter WonderFest transforms Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, GOLD COAST, LAKEVIEW, OAK PARK
LOOP Today and tomorrow, 12/3 and 12/4, are the last days of the ground level Atrium at The Thompson Center's (100 W. Randolph St.) Holiday Sidewalk Sale . The regular in-house retails stores have been open along with guest vendors for a 3 day holiday Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - HOLIDAY DECORATING SAFETY
It’s a good idea to keep safety in mind when decorating for the holiday season. Every year Christmas trees are involved in 300 fires across the US. Simply putting up decorations and lights is responsible for 12,500 emergency room visits. Candles Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - STAYING ON THE GRID
There is new technology coming out pretty much all the time but this latest technology is quite interesting and serves a very unique purpose. It's called goTenna and is specifically for when you know you'll be off-grid but still want to be connected. Read More...